Big luxury condos: A rare species

Despite falling supply, prices have slipped but their market fundamentals remain sound. -BT

5 main SME Centres to provide greater support in human capital development

The government has expanded the services available at the SME Centres and introduced a HR shared services initiative to support SMEs in human capital development from May 1, 2015 onwards. -AsiaOne

Volkswagen chair resigns after losing CEO showdown

Tensions between Piech and Winterkorn appeared to have eased a week ago when senior supervisory board members backed the CEO, leaving Piech the odd man out and forcing him to agree to a joint statement supporting Winterkorn. -CNBC

Perennial in joint venture on Penang waterfront project

Tie-up with IJM Land to develop mixed-use site. -ST

Johor property slowdown expected to bite harder

The oversupply will be worsened by a pipeline of 2015/16 projects and those where construction hasn’t started. -BT

The ultimate MoneySmart guide to CPF housing grants in Singapore

The CPF Housing Grant can seem like quite a tricky thing to understand, but we at MoneySmart are here to make life easier for you. -MoneySmart

Global revival helps turn the tide for Grand Banks

Yacht maker order book surges to $32m; new designs draw buying interest. -ST

Local firms lack knowledge of FTAs

Adequate knowledge about these FTAs would help domestic firms in Vietnam prepare for business integration at a global and regional scale. -VNN/ANN

Call off new minimum wage schemes: SMEs

The decision to impose the minimum wage should not be done for the sake of achieving a high income nation status. -The Star/ANN

DBS Q1 core net profit up 10%, beats forecast

DBS Group Holdings, Singapore's biggest bank, on Monday posted a 10 per cent jump in core first-quarter net profit. -Reuters

Retail rents weaken, vacancy rates jump

Q1 vacancy rate highest since 2011, Orchard area sees biggest fall in rent. -ST

Demand for private jets soaring in Asia-Pacific

Over 700 aircraft delivered in 5 years as firms seek convenience, privacy. -ST

3 things to know about buying property near an upcoming MRT station

Whether you're looking for property that offers the greatest value for money right now or are concerned about future rental yields, you need to know just how having an MRT station nearby affects the price you pay now, and how good an investment the property will turn out to be later on. -MoneySmart

Making a million before 30: Pauline Ng

Meet young local bosses who have built companies with more than $1 million in revenue annually. -ST
 

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More non-Singaporean residents laid off in 2014

The rise in redundancies came mostly from non-Singaporean residents while Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents made up a smaller share of the layoffs last year at 56 per cent, compared to 65 per cent in 2013. -AsiaOne
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